When Wayne County was formed in 1789, the town of Waynesborough developed along the banks of the Neuse River around the county courthouse that was built there. In the late 1830's, the Wilmington and Raleigh (Weldon) Railroad line was built to the east of Waynesborough. At the intersection of the railroad and the New Bern Road, a hotel was built and a community began to establish itself. This community became known as Goldsborough's Junction after Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an Assistant Chief Engineer with the railroad line. The town of Goldsborough was incorporated in 1847, and the name officially changed to Goldsboro in 1869. Wayne County's has many recreational opportunities, action is the game plan, whether you enjoy sports, hiking, paddling, or an excursion to one of our beautiful parks. Catch some air, tee off, explore a trail, or glide down our gentle rivers. Whatever your activity, we'll keep you energized! An "ATV Rider's Paradise" with more than 1800 acres of riding trails, drag races, motorcross tracks, youth tracks, mudpits, mudholes, mudraces, and ATV ponds. For those who prefer water, we've got a lake and several ponds - perfect for swimming, jetskiing, boating, or fishing. Busco Beach has plenty of water front space for primitive camping and full RV hook-up. Open year round! So come enjoy sunny beaches and off road fun.